Sunday was my birthday. With it, I’m a year older.
I look older. My body has more wrinkles. Gravity has taken its toll.
But I’m having more fun than I ever remember having. I smile and laugh often. I see age as merely a number.
My sweet husband took me to the historic Mayo hotel for a little stay-cay for my birthday. For those of you that do not know it, it’s an old elegant hotel located in downtown Tulsa, opened in 1925. That unlike me, has had a facelift. In 2009 after closing in 1981.
I love it’s old charm! It’s rooftop Penthouse Bar where we recently enjoyed good times with several friends.
The Old Mayo and I have a lot in common. We’re both getting old. We both have history in Tulsa. And we both carry a wealth of mirth and laughter within our walls. Memories. Memories that youth do not carry with them.
Old age has it advantages. It brings wisdom. It brings character. It usually brings deeper faith. It brings the confidence to laugh at yourself when you fail. I love to laugh!
I pray each of you enjoy mirth and laughter as you grow old. Wrinkles are proof that your face has smiled a few times along the way. Don’t worry so much about the outer you. The inner you carries far more beauty. It’s who you truly are. Your soul is housed there.
Take it from the best…With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. – William Shakespeare
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
Love and laughter,